Kathrine J. Gutierrez
Research interests center on topics germane to the field of Educational Leadership with an emphasis on: school level instructional leadership, ethical and democratic leadership, curricular and instructional considerations for educational leadership preparation, administrative/organizational theory, and policy implications of legal school case decisions. Recent research and scholarly activities investigate and discuss school leaders’ perceptions of being an “effective” leader, a “leader of learning”, and an “authentic leader” during this time of educational accountability and current school reform initiative such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiatives.
Current teaching areas: School Level and District Level Leadership; Administrative & Organizational Theory; Principal Leadership; Organization of Education; Educational and Community Relations.
Service activities: Involved in numerous Dept. & College level committees, and national associations/organizations such as University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Centre for the Study of Leadership & Ethics of UCEA, Work & Family Researchers Network (WFRN), New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership), The National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (NAHSA) board member; reviewer for several journals such as: NASSP Bulletin, Journal of School Leadership (JSL), Journal of Research in Rural Education (JRRE), Higher Education in Review (HER).
- School Level Instructional Leadership
- Ethical and Democratic Leadership
- Educational Leadership
- Admin/Organizational Theory, Schools as Organizations
- Policy Implications of Legal School Case Decisions